More women suffer from this debilitating condition. The cause is not clear. Conventional treatment options include: avoiding possible triggers, painkillers, anti-inflammatory painkillers, anti sickness medicines, as well as Beta Blocker to prevent the attacks.
From Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view, migraine is largely due to the ascendant hyperactive Liver Yang, sometimes it carries Phlegm and dampness to the upper orifices. It can be constitutional. When there are factors such as stress and hormone changes, which caused the disharmony of the body, the Yin is unable to hold the Yang, migraine occurs. Acupuncture, sometimes combined with herbs depends the severity, can restore the balance, therefore treating the root of the problem. Patients see not only the reduction of frequency, duration and severity of the migraine, but also the improvement of sleep pattern and anxiety.